On that link you sent me they have the hitch ski, which is something you just hang over the hitch mounted bike rack. I was thinking about mating my thule with that thing. But 170 is pretty price for 2 bent tubes and 4 clamps. I'm just seeing if you know of anything else that might exist.
The only feasible thing I could find for my Wrangler was the dual racks (the ski/board rack attached to the bike rack) which was not incredibly cost effective (I think they were around $150-$200 for each).
I dunno if you check out Quadratec, but they now have some roof racks that are pretty cool that work with both hard and soft-tops, but as for spare-tire hitched racks, the dual racks are the best/only options I could find
You could fab your own. My father in law welded together his own rack for the spare tire slot on his 5th wheel camper. If you don't know how to weld, I'm sure a metal shop could fab something cheap. It will probably look cheap as well, but I guess that's the trade-off.
yeah i have a softtop otherwise I'd just get some rails and put a snowboard rack up there.
I'm tempted to make my own. Wouldn't be very hard. I could either use my bike rack and then hang the snowboard rack over it, or i could start from scratch using the bike rack's mounting plate, then just weld up some steel pipe to a backplate, then buy some brackets for snowboards off of ebay. That would probably cost 100 bucks as opposed to 170 for buying the yakima hitch ski.
lol flick, i had typed that up ^ like 20 minutes ago but never hit the button. I know how to weld, and there's tons of clamps on ebay for like 30 bucks. That's probably what I'll end up doing. I'll just need to borrow a friend's welder, or take it to him to tig since he has one in his garage. I don't get why they don't make spare tire mounted ones, it's not like it's the weight because 2 bikes are way heavier than even 4 snowboards.